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Single by The Offspring
from the album Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace
Released May 12, 2009
Format Digital download[1]
Recorded November 2006–April 2008 in Maui, Hawaii and Orange County, California
Genre Punk rock
Length 3:27
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Dexter Holland
Producer(s) Bob Rock[1]
The Offspring singles chronology
"Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?"
"Days Go By"

"Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?"
"Days Go By"

"Half-Truism" is a song by American punk rock band The Offspring. The song is featured as the opening track on the band's eighth studio album Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace (2008) and was released as the fourth single from the album on May 12, 2009.[2] It impacted radio on the same day.[3]


"Half-Truism" was first premiered before the release of the album at the Australian Soundwave Festival (which The Offspring headlined in 2008). It was the second song from the album to be played live (the first being "Hammerhead" which was played in 2007 at the Summersonic festival).


Chart Peak
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[4] 21
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[5] 32
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[6] 31

In popular culture[edit]



  1. ^ a b "The Offspring – Half-Truism". Swiss Hitparade. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ Drainu182 (April 30, 2009). "The Offspring – "Half Truism" new single". The Audio Perv. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ "AllAccess.com Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. May 5, 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Offspring Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "The Offspring Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "The Offspring Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard.
  7. ^ Justin Haywald (May 13, 2009). "First Look at Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits' Track List". 1UP.com. Archived from the original on October 7, 2012. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 

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